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Facing the misogynist character of the Christchurch terror attack

What is the connection between the shocking terrorist crime committed in Christchurch a week ago by an individual sociopathic thug, and the social psychosis of contemporary capitalist society? 2,243 more words

Racism

HALF THE CHILD author reading

Please join us for a book discussion on Saturday, April 27th

1:00pm to 3:30pm at the Holliston, MA public library

752 Washington Street, Holliston, MA… 196 more words

Divorce

You Can Tell a Lot About Someone from the Nudes They Email You

(About a 4 minute read)

I can still recall how surprised most of us were back in 1974 when someone pinned a semi-nude Polaroid photograph of Vicki on the high school announcements board in the hallway by the principal’s office. 955 more words

Miscellaneous

Monologue of Mr R____ who lived in the same house for 60 years

First he builds mental walls from family and friends and then physical walls. Finally he is lost.

I have been living in my house for over 60 years. 1,550 more words

Quirky

Alienation and Cultivating the Consumer

To experience Western culture is to submerge oneself in the concept of alienation, and to be driven into the arms of consumerism by that force. Consumerism thrives upon the entrapment of individuals in nets of instant gratification and the use of products to help oneself feel fulfilled. 896 more words

Alienation

Alienation

《對倒》

書主角淳于白是一位移居香港多年的男子,對城市充滿懷舊的傷感;亞幸則是浪漫天真少女,對未來憧憬富有想像。在同樣的街道擦肩而過;在同樣的時間流動中,轉向一樣的電視頻道;在戲院裡陌生的並肩而坐,偶有相望的成為彼此唯一的交會。

看似兩個人各自的心境感受描繪,在性別、思想、年紀的對比呼應下,讓香港的時代樣貌更為具體。以雙線並行的架構,以及作者擅長的意識流文字,各自發展兩位不相識的男女主角故事,卻又如對倒郵票的相連關係,讓獨立的生命產生特殊的意義。

本書收錄「短篇小說」及「長篇小說」;長篇在1972年的《星島晚報》開始連載;短篇則是1975年改寫並發表於當時的文學雜誌《四季》之中。前衛的書寫,震驚當時文壇且受到肯定,深刻地影響當代的香港文學界。

雖然《對倒》早已成為華人經典,更在王家衛的《花樣年華》電影後紅極一時,翻譯成多國語言,竟從來未在台灣出版。我們希望藉著引介這部不斷激起漣漪的著名經典,讓台灣讀者有機會見證最美好的香港70年代,更能看到歷久彌新的小說文字,構築出來的迷人世。

https://www.cp1897.com.hk/product_info.php?BookId=9789869214124

Lunatic

Lunatic
by Sam M. Phillips

Square eyes,
Blurred lines,
Reality folds,
You’ve been told,
Consequences stack smoothly,
In time you’ll find it soothing,
Proving what is and is not, 296 more words

Sam M. Phillips